Variety Research

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Natalie Ruth Bumgarner
Assistant Professor

Jennifer M. DeBruyn
Associate Professor
Environmental Microbiology

Neelam Chandra Poudyal
Associate Professor
Natural Resource Policy and Human Dimensions

Tyson Brant Raper
Assistant Professor
Cotton and small grain production

Virginia R. Sykes
Assistant Professor
Agronomic Crop Variety Testing

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics



Israeli and UTIA Scientists Receive Grant to Study Bovine Mastitis in Dairy Cows, 2/18/2019

5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

A New Generation of Faculty, 8/2/2017

5 Things You Didnít Know about Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center, 5/6/2017

High Hopes for Tennessee Cotton, 4/17/2017

Answers to Farmersí Questions, 10/22/2016

Five Things You Didnít Know about the East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 2/25/2016

Power Plant, 2/25/2016

I AM UTIA -- In Knoxville, Meet Joe Sarten, PE, 12/9/2015

New Twists on Traditional Christmas Flower, 11/24/2015


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There's a new crop Tennessee farmers might consider. Researchers are experimenting with sesame, produced for its oil, and commonly used in bread products.


Recent Publications

Response of root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) and saponin content of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa).  Soltani, N., E. C. Bernard, and K. D. Gwinn.  2019.  Phytopathology. [Abstract]

Genetic Gain for Soybean Seed Protein, Oil, and Yield in a Recombinant Inbred Line Population Wiggins, B., S. Wiggins, M. Cunicelli, C. Smallwood, F. L. Allen, D. R. West, and V. R. Pantalone.  2019.  J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 96:43-50. [Abstract]

Genetic analyses reveal cryptic diversity in the native North American fire ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis) Chialvo, P., D. Gotzek, D. D. Shoemaker, and K. Ross.  2018.  Systematic Entomology, 43: 109-122. [Abstract]

Celebrating 30: Milestone Milan No-Till Field Day offers farmers latest research on variety of conservation topics.  Geyer, S., and T. B. Raper.  2018.  Tennessee Farmer's Cooperative Magazine.

Viral infections in fire ants lead to dietary changes and anorexia H. W. Hsu, D. D. Shoemaker, and C. C. Yang.  2018.  Scientific Reports, 8: Article number 13498. [Abstract]

The Impact of Daily Light Integral Supplements on Biomass Accumulation and Nutrient Uptake in Hydroponically Grown Genovese Pesto Basil.  Hammock, H. A., D. A. Kopsell, and C. E. Sams.  2018.  HortScience, 53(9):S460. The Presentation was Third Place in the Oral Presentations Graduate Student Competition at the SRASHS Conference. [Abstract]

2018 Cool-season annual grass variety trial report McIntosh, D., and G. E. Bates.  2018.  UTIA Research Report 18-11.

Tennessee: 2018 Cotton Variety Guide Now Available.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  AgFax.

Tennessee cotton variety trial results released.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  Southeast Farm Pres.

Tennessee cotton variety trial results released.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  Delta Farm Press.

2017 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Now Available.  Raper, T. B.  2018.  Growing Tennessee.

2017 TN Cotton Variety Trial Results Now Available (PB1742).  Raper, T. B.  2018. 15 Jan 2018.